Dr. John C. Moorhead has assumed the office of President of the American Board of Emergency Medicine. At its July 2012 meeting, ABEM named Dr. James H. Jones President-Elect.
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Dr. Moorhead has been a member of the Board of Directors for more than 12 years. Since 1996, he has served ABEM in a variety of capacities, including as an oral examiner and item writer. Dr. Moorhead has served on numerous internal committees and has represented ABEM externally as a board member of the American Board of Medical Specialties. He also serves as liaison to ACEP’s Quality and Performance Committee.
Dr. Moorhead received his medical degree in 1975 from Queens University Medical School in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, and completed his residency in Emergency Medicine in 1978 at Royal Victoria Hospital, McGill University in Montreal. He is Professor of Emergency Medicine, Public Health and Preventive Medicine at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland.
Dr. Jones has been a member of the ABEM board since July 2005 and was elected to the Executive Committee in 2010. Since 1988, he has served ABEM in a variety of capacities, including as examination editor, item writer, and oral examiner. He currently serves as the chair of the Academic Affairs Committee, the Communications Committee, the Nominating Committee, and the CME Task Force.
Dr. Jones received his medical degree from The Ohio State University College of Medicine, and completed his residency training in Emergency Medicine in 1982 at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. He is Vice Chair and Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the Indiana School of Medicine and is the Medical Director of the Wishard Memorial Hospital Emergency Department in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Also at its July meeting, ABEM elected the following directors to its 2012-13 Executive Committee: Dr. Richard Nelson, Immediate Past President, Dr. Francis L. Counselman, Secretary Treasurer, and Dr. Barry N. Heller, Member-at-Large.